If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you’ll be surprised by the features and perks included with a contemporary unit. With the assistance of modern technology, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are more energy-efficient and “smarter” than ever. Here are three add-ons to look for when considering an HVAC system for your needs.
HEPA Air Filter
Your choice in filter can make all the difference to the air quality within your home. When looking for an air filter for your HVAC system, skip the polyester and fiberglass solutions. High-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filters can remove up to 85 percent of impurities from the circulating air in your home. Depending on your needs, filtration alone may not be enough; you may also consider adding air cleaner and purifiers with your HVAC system. Not only will your air smell cleaner, but this also improves the efficiency of your HVAC system.
If you have a basement prone to moisture buildup, you’re probably already familiar with dehumidifiers as an efficient way to prevent mold from growing. But did you know that dehumidifiers, in humid climates, can help your HVAC system work better too? A whole-house unit can be connected in-line to your new system, where it will reduce moisture in the air as it passes through. This helps boost your air conditioners natural dehumidification action and allows you to get through the sticky, humid summer months with ease.
Programmable (Wi-Fi) Thermostat
The most advanced add-on for your new HVAC system is a modern “smart” thermostat, which will typically be a highly-advanced model that lets you fully control every aspect of your home. You can program your heating and cooling services for every day of the week, and receive text or email alerts to temperature changes. You can even check out just how much energy your system is using, helping you to save money and reduce your energy footprint.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your older system, your options are greater than ever before. Now is the time to contact a professional heating and air conditioning company who can advise you of your choices and tell you what a new HVAC system can do for you.